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From Breeders' Plots to the Farmers' Fields


Farmers count on South Dakota State University plant breeders to develop new varieties that give crops greater yield potential and make them more resistant to diseases. The university fulfills its commitment to producers through a licensing...
14-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Luring Deer Away From Livestock Feed with Fall Cover Crops


During long Midwest winters, deer can wreak havoc on hay and other stored livestock feed. However, planting fall cover crops, such as clover, turnips and peas, may help wildlife managers provide deer with a nutrient-rich alternative that can lure...
20-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

New Biotechnology Center Targets Cancer, Viruses, Plant Genetics


Scientists will examine living cells at a molecular level to find out how cells become cancerous, how viruses attack animals and humans and how plants can capture more nitrogen through a new collaborative research center called Biochemical...
5-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Transforming Biochar Into Activated Carbon


It’s about transforming corn stover, dried distillers grain solids and even native grasses into a product more than 1,000 times more valuable—graphene. Assistant professor Zhengrong Gu of the South Dakota State University agricultural and...
30-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

82-Year-Old Reveals Childhood Memories at College Orphanage


Lola (Swedlund) Stampe sat on a secret for 82 years. Though she’s not exactly sure why, Lola never told anyone she was an orphan in South Dakota State College’s practice cottage in the 1930s. “I guess I just kind of washed it out of my...
16-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Developing Vaccines for Insect-Borne Viruses


Rift Valley Fever, a mosquito-borne disease, can devastate a sheep herd causing 90 percent mortality in lambs and 100 percent abortion rates in pregnant ewes. Current vaccines either don’t provide long-term immunity or cause spontaneous abortions...
15-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Smart Phones, Social Media Encourage Healthy Habits


Technology may be the key to helping college-age adults make healthier choices when it comes to food and physical activity. The Youth Adults Eating and Active for Health project found that participants in the intervention groups ate more fruits and...
6-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

NSF Grant Uses Macrosystems Approach to Determine Fate of Great Plains Wetlands Species


Distance matters. When a pond vanishes, the creatures who live there must find new homes. How far frogs, salamanders and ducks must travel to find other wetlands determines their fate. Through a $2.1 million National Science Foundation Grant,...
20-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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Preventing Soil Erosion, Surface Runoff


The same spring rains that lessen producers’ concerns about drought can also lead to soil erosion and nutrient runoff. Keeping soil and fertilizers where they belong—in the field—benefits producers and the environment, according to South...
20-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Ice Core Dating Determines Climate Change Begins in Arctic


Scientists at South Dakota State University analyzed a half-mile slice of Western Antarctica ice core to help determine that climate change begins in the Arctic and moves southward, according to chemistry professor Jihong Cole-Dai of the SDSU Ice...
11-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Plant-Derived Compound Targets Cancer Stem Cells


A compound and an enzyme that occur naturally in cruciferous vegetables—cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts—may help prevent recurrence and spread of some cancers, according to associate professor Moul Dey of the South Dakota...
5-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Professors Available to Comment on President Obama’s South Dakota Visit


5-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Veterinarians, Diagnostic Lab Prepared for Dog Flu


The new strain of flu that affected more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago has not yet spread to South Dakota, but South Dakota State University veterinarians advise owners to be vigilant. To test for the virus, veterinarians will swab the animal's nose...
27-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Quick Diagnosis Key to Containing Avian Influenza Outbreaks

21-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Utilities Companies Must Adapt to Renewable Energy Sources


13-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Veterinarian Addresses Avian Influenza Outbreak in Midwest


6-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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